Tips to plan your stay

Helpful tips to plan the perfect group trip

 

When to visit

We're open 7 days a week 365 days a year.

Whether you’re on your own, with your family, or your Scout group our Chalet will be open, whatever the season, whatever the weather. Camping is a little different… anyone who’s tried pitching a tent in the snow and ice knows why, so we’d recommend sticking to the summer for that!

If you’re looking for programme and activities, summer and winter are your best bet. That’s when our biggest events happen like August 1st and our International Rover Weeks. In the Autumn and Spring cable cars are often closed, which can make having big adventures a little harder, but not impossible!

Tips to plan your stay
Tips to plan your stay

Plan early

Grab a pen, grab some paper and start now

Our centre and campsite fill up fast, especially in the summer. If you’re reading right now and thinking about this July or August, it’s likely that we’re already very busy. So get in touch and reserve your place.

Think about what dates you’d like to visit, the accommodation/rooms you’d like to stay in and how many people you’re likely to bring. You can then start thinking about booking transport and programme/activities.

Start fundraising

Don’t let money stand in the way of you and your group having a life changing adventure.

Make a fundraising plan and stick to it. Contact local businesses, apply for government grants, sell lemonade, host a yard sale, gather sponsorships, start a crowd funding campaign! Take on the challenge.

If you’re a WOSM member and from an A, B or C category country you can also get a discount of up to 75% on accommodation. Every little helps!

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They’re happy to help

From top tips to travel advice, our Ambassadors are here to help answer your questions and offer support in your country. They’re often former staff, frequent visitors or experts when it comes to all things KISC, so don’t hesitate to give them a call.

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Big groups

If you’re looking to bring a lot of people, or searching for a place with multiple venues or accommodation options, we can help!

From conference and event space, to giant summer camps and mini Jamborees, we’ve got the facilities needed to host 500+ people, so there’s no need to worry about your group size. If you’re going big, we recommend planning well in advance and contacting us early so we can help you prepare. If you’ve never been to KISC before we’d also recommend giving us a call or even visiting in person to see our centre first hand, before your stay.

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Tips to plan your stay
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Set the right expectations

What is so special about a Scout Centre? How are we different from a hostel or hotel?

A Scout Centre like KISC instantly feels like home. The home-like atmosphere is created by the volunteer staff, services and educational value of our activities. Just like family members help each other at their own homes, we ask our guests to help us with little things like cleaning after meals or rooms after your stay. Our volunteers will do their best to make sure your visit at KISC is comfortable and enjoyable.

Get ready to Recycle

At KISC, we do our best to minimise our environmental impact and the amount of waste we generate. We invite you to join our efforts!

When staying at KISC, you will be introduced to the Swiss recycling rules and asked to follow them. Our staff are more than happy to give advice and help when you come to recycle. It will be your group's responsibility to take care of your own rubbish and recycling. A great idea is to assign one or more persons from your group to be in charge of the group’s recycling during your stay. Doing recycling and learning about it is an excellent opportunity for Scouts and leaders to become more aware of the environment and how they can protect it with their personal choices and actions. Learning about how we recycle at KISC is also part of our Eco Award. Go through this gallery to know how we separate recycling categories!

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